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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills. The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they
Film explores the other side of ‘Friday Night Lights’
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Making good decisions and performing at an elite level helped Greg Ellis become an all-pro defensive lineman during a 12-year NFL career. As executive producer of the movie “Carter High,” Ellis is using his talent as a football player to impart lessons from an iconic Dallas high school program whose championship was stripped after several
NC takes steps to improve foster, adoption system
Monday, November 23, 2015
RALEIGH – There are more than 10,000 children in North Carolina's foster care system, and over 2,000 are awaiting permanent, adoptive families. This year two bills were signed into law that help normalize childhood for foster children by making sure they can participate in school activities and keeping them - if necessary - in the foster care system
Another NC redistricting lawsuit back in court
Monday, November 23, 2015
GREENSBORO – Another challenge of North Carolina's 2011 legislative districts based on accusations of racial gerrymandering is back in court. Three federal judges scheduled a Monday hearing in Greensboro to hear motions in the lawsuit filed by registered voters against the state and legislative leaders. They say lines drawn by Republican lawmakers
It's a ‘Celebration’ in Aggieland
Monday, November 23, 2015
GREENSBORO – For the first time in 12 years, North Carolina A&T will participate in postseason play. The Aggies, co-champions of the MEAC, will represent the conference in the inaugural Celebration Bowl Dec. 5 in Atlanta. The game will feature the MEAC champion against the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion to be aired live on ABC.
NCCU beats N.C. A&T for share of MEAC title
Saturday, November 21, 2015
GREENSBORO – With the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title on the line, North Carolina Central knocked off nationally-ranked rival North Carolina A&T to earn a share of the conference championship for the second straight year. The Eagles beat the Aggies 21-16 for their seventh win in a row. In front of a near-capacity crowd of
St. Aug’s and Shaw freshmen sweep top volleyball honors
Friday, November 20, 2015
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s freshman Zoey Isom and Shaw freshman Kelly Murphy were named CIAA Volleyball Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, respectively. Isom was a force in her first season. She finished the season as the conference leader in digs (457) and digs per set (5.13) after leading in both categories most of the year. “I
KYN: Cop by day, radio host by night
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Know Your Neighbor highlights the extraordinary deeds of ordinary people. DURHAM – When Elliott C. Hoskins was little, he wanted to be superman. Now all grown up, he may not be a superhero but he has dedicated his life to helping people through word and deed, so perhaps he’s not that different from Clark Kent after all. Hoskins works as a
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Decision pending on Wake Co.’s poverty schools

RALEIGH – The Wake County public schools board has yet to make a decision on its proposed

HBCU students weigh in on white campus protests

It may have started out as a protest against police brutality and senseless violence against

Hundreds celebrate as African American Museum nears completion

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s